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  1. Wall Street Titans and Their Warbling Daughters

    March 26, 2014 2:10 PM EDT This article first appeared in the March 29th issue of Billboard Magazine -- you can pick up your copy here and subscribe here .   The daughters of some of the most prominent financial executives are making music instead of money, from a hedge fun ...

  2. ASCAP Taps Tom Petty for Founders Award

    March 20, 2014 5:14 PM EDT Rock veteran to be honored at 31st Annual Pop Music Awards on April 23 in L.A. Tom Petty’s gotta have it…the ASCAP Founder’s Award, that is. The veteran rocker will be honored with the organization’s prestigious Founders Award at its 31st annual P ...

  3. Backbeat: City Of Hope Honors CAA’s Rob Light

    September 20, 2013 11:24 AM EDT “A giant cocktail party.” That’s how some folks described the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala honoring Creative Artists Agency’s head of music and managing partner Rob Light. (L-R) TV personality Randy Jackson, attorney Lee Phillips, and musi ...

  4. Carole King is MusiCares Person of the Year

    September 19, 2013 1:36 PM EDT Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that King will be saluted by performers Lady Gaga, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Steve Tyler, James Ta ...

  5. President Barack Obama Hosts White House Tribute Concert for Carole King

    May 23, 2013 12:18 AM EDT President Barack Obama, saluting Carole King's five decades as an award-winning singer-songwriter, said Wednesday that music often is a place where people seek comfort and inspiration during trying times. Two days after much of Moore, Okla. ...

  6. 'Boston Strong' Concert Organizer: 'This Town Can't Be Brought Down'

    May 03, 2013 8:52 PM EDT With the Boston Marathon bombings now firmly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to look ahead to the future of the victims and the city itself -- reason enough for New Kids on the Block to organize and recruit acts for an all-star benefit concer ...

  7. Beyonce 'Did Not Sing Live,' Inauguration Official Confirms

    January 24, 2013 6:55 PM EST An inaugural official confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during Monday's Inauguration Day ceremony. "She did not sing live," the official, who asked to remain anonymous, told CNN, adding that t ...

  8. Obama Inauguration Music Guide: Katy Perry to Q-Tip

    January 20, 2013 6:39 PM EST Just as Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration drew stars from Beyonce to Aretha Franklin, the president's re-election has led to another can't-miss week for music fans. Some musicians, such as John Legend and Alicia Keys, will be all ove ...

  9. Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor May Get Inauguration Sales Bumps

    January 20, 2013 6:32 PM EST Four years ago, a surprise performance by Beyonce at President Barack Obama's Neighborhood Ball became arguably the most talked-about musical moment of the inauguration festivities. At the Jan. 20, 2009 event -- broadcast on ABC and watched b ...

  10. Beyonce, Katy Perry, More Head to D.C. for Packed Slate of Obama Inauguration Events

    January 20, 2013 2:25 PM EST Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyonce, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher and Brad Paisley. Oh, and the ...

  11. Chart Moves: Rod Stewart Vs. Michael Buble: A Tale of Two 'Christmas' Albums

    December 07, 2012 1:20 PM EST The Billboard 200: One lone new entry graced the chart this week -- Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," which bowed at No. 1 with 159,000 sold. It was the R&B super star's fifth No. 1 on the tally. Two steps below Keys this week i ...

  12. UMG Settles With FBT Productions in Landmark Eminem Digital Revenues Lawsuit

    October 30, 2012 4:37 PM EDT Digital income. It's a topic that continues to cause fits in the music industry, and if there's one big moment when record companies probably realized that a new day had dawned in their business, it was September 3, 2010, the day the 9th ...

  13. James Taylor Suing Warner Bros. Records For $2 Million Over Digital Revenue

    September 14, 2012 2:03 PM EDT Add James Taylor to the list of musicians suing record labels over royalties from iTunes and other digital outlets. The famed singer/songwriter filed a complaint against Warner Bros. Records on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming appro ...

  14. Exclusive: Yamaha Launching In-House Record Label, Signs Leogun

    September 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Corporate brands including Red Bull, Mountain Dew, Hard Rock International and even Tag Body Spray created record labels in recent years to make their products more credible among music fans. Now a brand with a more direct link to music, instrumen ...

  15. Get Yer Yamahas Out

    August 30, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Instrument company launches label and promotes itself through other partnerships. Corporate brands including Red Bull, Mountain Dew, Hard Rock International and even Tag Body Spray created record labels in recent years to make their products more ...

  16. Chart Moves: Testament Flies High, Carrie Underwood Gains, Aer Debuts, Elvis Is Back on Billboard 200

    August 10, 2012 7:25 AM EDT The Billboard 200: Rick Ross ruled the top of the Billboard 200 this week, as his "God Forgives, I Don't," bowed atop the tally with 218,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is the hip-hop veteran's fourth No. 1 set. Ros ...

  17. Madonna, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden Top Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

    July 30, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Madonna's MDNA Tour continues to post big numbers, as the trek's gross rises to an overall $79.6 million from 22 reported shows. On the most recent Hot Tours chart, she ranks No. 1 with ticket sales totals reported from four sold out con ...

  18. Former Warner, Capitol Chief Donates Interview Tapes to Library of Congress

    June 21, 2012 7:10 PM EDT When Columbia Records' legendary A&R executive John Hammond was hospitalized in the 1980s, Capitol Records' then-president Joe Smith visited and their conversation turned to the jazz artists they both loved. Smith asked if the recent ...

  19. Backbeat: Rock Photographers Henry Diltz, Bob Gruen, More Showcase Tina Turner, Tupac Photos in L.A.

    June 21, 2012 1:46 PM EDT Photographer Henry Diltz stands in front of a banner featuring his photograph of Tina Turner. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Tina Turner was playing four nights at the Universal Amphitheater and Capitol Records hired Henry Diltz to photograph her October 198 ...

  20. Alliance Entertainment Acquires Audiolife

    May 22, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Alliance Entertainment has acquired Audiolife, a direct-to-fan fulfillment company in a move to expand its industry-leading capability in direct-to-consumer distribution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alliance to Distribute CD Baby Catalog ...

  21. Pitbull, Ester Dean, Benny Blanco Share Writer Honor At BMI Pop Awards

    May 16, 2012 12:24 PM EDT (L-R): Vice President and General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations Los Angeles Barbara Cane, BMI Pop Icon Award recipient Carole King, and BMI President and CEO Del Bryant attend the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards. (Photo: Lester Cohen/Wire Image) ...

  22. Alan Mintz -- Attorney, Manager, Label Exec -- Dead at 58

    May 04, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Alan Mintz (photo courtesy the Mintz family) Alan Mintz -- attorney, label exec, manager and musician -- died Wednesday of acute myelogenous leukemia, a rare and aggressive form of the disease, his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. He was 57. Min ...

  23. Pete Fornatale, Longtime New York Radio DJ, Dead at 66

    April 26, 2012 4:13 PM EDT Longtime New York radio disk jockey and author Pete Fornatale, best known for his long stints on WFUV-FM and WNEW-FM, died Thursday morning at the age of 66. According to New York's Daily News , He suffered a brain hemorrhage on April 15 and ...

  24. ASCAP 2012 Expo: Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Talk Songwriting, More During Day 1 Panels

    April 20, 2012 4:00 PM EDT The three day 2012 ASCAP Expo kicked off in Los Angeles on Thursday as an array of eager songwriters - novice, up and coming, and established - filed into the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, anxious to soak up advice from songwriting idols like Ca ...

  25. Backbeat: Rodriguez Plays Riveting SXSW Showcase, Screens 'Sugar Man' Doc

    March 18, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Left, film marketing executive Jennifer Bedwell, "Searching for Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Bonnie being photographed by Billboard's Phil Gallo (right) . The bright lights of Paramount Theater ...

  26. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  27. Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Foo Fighters to Perform @ MusiCares Grammy Week Event

    February 01, 2012 1:46 PM EST When Paul McCartney is honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week next Friday night, he'll be the biggest name in an otherwise stellar lineup of performers. In addition to a special McCartney performance to highlight the n ...

  28. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    January 30, 2012 7:30 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Marc Anthony with its "Founders Award" during its 20th annual Latin Music Awards taking place March 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards ce ...

  29. Billboard Power 100: Joel Katz

    January 27, 2012 12:00 AM EST No. 38 Joel Katz Chairman Media, Entertainment and Media Group Twitter: @GT_Law Top Gun… When U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers created a music category last year, the first winner was the Greenberg Traurig division chaired by Joel Katz. But ...

  30. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

  31. Peter Asher: Long Wait for Beatles on iTunes Was 'Silly'

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the 50 years that Peter Asher has been involved in the entertainment industry, he's worn every hat imaginable -- from child actor in his native England to artist as one-half of the '60s duo Peter and Gordon, he later transitioned to A ...

  32. Godsmack Grabs Third No. 1 Album; Eminem Wows Digitally

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Godsmack notches its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Eminem snares the best sales week for a digital download song this year. Over on the Digital Songs chart, Eminem's new single "Not Afraid" debuts at No. 1 with 379,0 ...

  33. Godsmack Grabs Third No. 1 Album; Eminem Wows Digitally

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chart watchers were correct in predicting that Godsmack would notch its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. The band's latest project, "The Oracle," starts with 117,000 and is one of six new entries in the chart's top 10. M ...

  34. Sam Feldman Honored By Music Managers Forum Of Canada

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Legendary Canadian music entrepreneur Sam Feldman was honored by the Music Managers Forum of Canada, the evening before Canadian Music Week officially kicked off. Feldman, the founder of Canadian booking agency Feldman and Associates, has been a c ...

  35. Artists Turning To Tickets-For-Charity

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Earlier this year, singer/songwriter James Taylor wanted to help fund the Natural Resources Defense Council through the sale of his concert tickets, so he turned to the online ticketing platform Tickets-for-Charity. Taylor is one of many artists u ...

  36. Wood, Oates Triumph At Radio 2 Folk Awards

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST English folk stalwart Chris Wood and Jackie Oates, a former Young Folk Awards finalist, each won a pair of Radio 2 Folk Awards at the ceremony in London. While much of the U.K. capital came to a standstill with the snow, London's trendy Brewe ...

  37. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Grammy Week, Guru, Chanj

    January 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Several urban music-themed events will be held during Grammy Week (Feb. 2-8.): The inaugural MyHangSuite Brunch (Feb. 7, noon-3 p.m.) will feature performances by 2008 Grammy nominees Heavy D, Janelle Monae and Wayna featuring Kokayi at the O Hot ...

  38. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  39. Hidden Beach Inaugural Project Features Top Artists, Obama Speeches

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hidden Beach Recordings, in association with the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), is releasing a commemorative CD/DVD set, "Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise." Stevie Wonder, will.i.am, Melissa Etheridge, Jennifer Hud ...

  40. Jazz Fest Turns 40 With Star-Packed Bill

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary this spring with a star-studded lineup featuring Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, James Taylor, Wynton Marsalis, Kings Of Leon, Tony Bennett, the Neville B ...

  41. Hallmark To Exclusively Sell New McEntire Release

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire's new "Love Revival" will be sold exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores in January and February, making her the latest in a string of top artists to release holiday-related albums through the retailer, Billboard ha ...

  42. Alicia Keys 'As I Am' Bows Big at No. 1

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" debuts with 742,000 at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the best sales week for a solo female artist since Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" started with a million in 2004 ... Keys is only the third a ...

  43. Justin Timberlake, Prince Nominated For Emmys

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake might actually get an Emmy for singing "Dick in a Box." Timberlake performed that song with Andy Samberg on "Saturday Night Live" before Christmas, and it's nominated for an Emmy for original music and ly ...

  44. Mitchell, Ferland Inducted Into Canadian Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/songwriters Joni Mitchell and Jean-Pierre Ferland were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame last night (Jan. 28) at Toronto's John Bassett Theatre. Revered Montreal-born Quebec legend Ferland was recognized in p ...

  45. Chesney Rules As King Of Summer Touring

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney is playing live for more people each summer than any country music artist on the planet. In fact, Chesney's five-year attendance total of nearly five million ranks him in the league of such global heavyweight touring artists as ...

  46. U.K. Indie Labels Target China

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission to China by the country's independent labels following last year's successful inaugural initiative. The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission t ...

  47. Vote For Change Tickets Moving Fast

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Vote For Change tour say they are "thrilled" at initial on-sales for the politically charged trek, and expect most tickets to be sold out by Labor Day (Sept. 6). Organizers of the Vote For Change tour say they are " ...

  48. Swayzak Signs With AM Only

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British electronic duo Swayzak (David Brown and James Taylor) has signed with boutique agency AM Only for worldwide bookings (excluding Europe). British electronic duo Swayzak (David Brown and James Taylor) has signed with boutique agency AM Only ...

  49. Alger Signs Publishing Deal With Matt Lindsey

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Songwriter has worked with Garth Brooks, James Taylor. Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth B ...